Chicago Factory Tours?

Old Feb 10th, 2003, 04:23 PM
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Chicago Factory Tours?

I am looking for information about Factory Tours in the Chicago area. For example, car factory, candy factory, and so on.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 06:47 AM
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Jelly Bellies (in North Chicago, about 1 hour north of the city) has tours; also the Tribune used to have tours of its printing plant. You might try the Chicago Convention and Vistors Bureau for more ideas.

I can't think of a car factory in Chicago - looks like you'll have to go to the Detroit area for that one.
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Eli's Cheesecake Company also does factory tours daily.
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Here are some different ideas and links:

Jelly Belly Tour (actually in Wisconsin):

Argonne National Laboratory (“The nation's first national laboratory features programs and exhibits on a variety of scientific technologies. A table-top electron accelerator, a video tour of Argonne's Advanced Photon Source and Fuel Conditioning, and remote controlled microscopes are just a few of the learning displays to explore.”):

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory:

US Post Office Factory Tour
433 West Harrison Street, Chicago, (312) 983-7550

McDonalds Museum:

John Deere sprayer factory (East Moline, IL):

Volo Cars Museum (50 acres in Volo, IL):

Chicago Merchantile Exchange:

Eli’s Cheesecake Factory:

Long Grove Confectionery:,gzM95D;yzk

Chicago Sun-Times Tours:
400 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 312-321-3268 (Tue. - Thu.)

Chicago Tribune Printing Tours:
Freedom Center, 777 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-222-2116 (Tue. - Fri.)

Merchandise Mart:

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Old Feb 17th, 2003, 04:59 PM
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How about a tour of the Tootsie Roll factory? It's Located about 73rd and Cicero Ave, about 1 mile south of Midway airport. Do a search and get the info.
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